Bake Cookies Day
Also known as
All About Bake Cookies Day
annually on December 18th
As the holiday season gets into full swing, family and friends will be gathering together to make memories, exchange gifts, and eat food. Desserts are a favorite this time of year, and one of the most common and versatile is the cookie. Bake Cookies Day gives everyone the opportunity to get their hands dirty in some dough and bake cookies, so they are prepared for their holiday get-togethers.
Sweet and small, cookies are flat or slightly-raised cakes that are eaten as desserts or snacks. The word "cookie," which first appeared in print in 1695, comes from the Dutch word koekje, which translates to "little cake." In fact, cookies became popular in America on account of the Dutch, who brought them to the New World and baked them in their settlements. Not everyone has the same name for them, however. For example, in England they are often referred to as "biscuits," and in Scotland, a "cookie" is a small bun.
How to Observe
By spending the day baking cookies, you'll ensure that there are plenty of them in your house for guests to eat this time of year, and you won't have to worry about showing up empty-handed to a party or get-together. The types of cookies you could bake are endless. Some varieties commonly baked this time of year that you could try your hand at including gingerbread and spritz.